Shania Twain Details 'Nightmare' Hospitalization With COVID & Pneumonia

Shania Twain is opening up about her terrifying experience battling COVID and pneumonia concurrently.

In a recent interview with The Mirror, the beloved country singer got candid about the “nightmare” health scare that left her struggling to breathe. While staying at a house in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Twain fell seriously ill and had to be “air evacuated” to the nearest hospital. Her respiratory symptoms were “progressively getting worse,” the 57-year-old artist recalled, and this was during the peak of the pandemic, so she didn’t want to take any chances.

Her husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, called the nearest hospital for “hours and hours” over the course of multiple days to arrange the trip. At the time, hospital beds were in short supply, so doctors told Thiébaud to keep monitoring Twain’s symptoms until they had an opening. “[He] was freaking out, to be honest,” Twain recalled. “He was really panicking because he was the one having to pull it all together.”

The air evacuation in particular stands out in her mind: “It was like science fiction, I felt like I was going to another planet or something. It all kind of happened in slow motion.”

When she finally made it to the hospital, Twain was put in isolation and diagnosed with COVID and pneumonia. Doctors gave her plasma therapy to ease her symptoms. She made a full recovery, but it took “several days” for Twain to build up antibodies and begin to feel better.

“It was a very dangerous time and very scary,” she recalled. “I made it through, and I’m just so grateful.”

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